Taiwan lies at the heart of Asia. Many airlines fly here making it a perfect travel destination. Taiwan is a quality MICE destination, high-quality human resources, and technology-intensive industrial sectors. With natural sceneries, convenient transportation and delicious cuisine, Taiwan will guarantee an enjoyably journey.
Mandarin is the official language. English is spoken quite extensively.
Taipei enjoys warm weather all year round and is extremely suitable for travelling. The average temperature in March is 26.0 Celsius degrees. For more weather information, please visit Central Weather Bureau.
Taiwan is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
The currency of Taiwan is the New Taiwan Dollar (NT$). Foreign currencies can be exchanged at the banks, airport and hotels. Payment by major credit card is accepted almost everywhere around Taiwan.
Taiwan uses an electric current of 110 volts at 60 cycles. Many buildings also have 220-volt sockets.
Visitors with appliances of different voltages are urged to bring adapters with them.
The New Taiwan Dollar (NT$) is the currency used today in Taiwan. The exchange rate is around US$1 to NT$27.5. hey come in the forms of bills and coins. Foreign currency exchanges are easily available at the airport. banks, hotels and large department stores. For up to date exchange rates, travelers please visit the currency website.
Sales tax is included in the listed price in Taiwan. Tipping is not customary in Taiwan, but some hotels and restaurants automatically add a 10% service fee to the bill.
Public telephones are easy to find in Taipei. Free public Wi-Fi service is available across Taipei city both indoors and outdoors. The SSID of Wi-Fi access is TPE-Free. Visitors who wish to use the service can create an account with valid passport or entry permit at tourist information centers at Taipei included Taipei Main Station and Songshan Airport. To check the free public Wi-Fi service in Taipei, please click here.
|Ambulance and Fire||119|
|Foreign Affairs Department of the National Police Administration||+886-2-2394-5900|
|Foreign Affairs Division, Taipei Police Headquarters||+886-2-2831-7475|
|Directory Assistance|| |
|Long Distance Call||105|
|English Speaking Directory Assistance||106|
|Tourist and Trade Services|| |
|Tourism Information Hotline||+886-2-2717-3737|
|Taiwan Visitors Association||+886-2-2594-3261|
|Ministry of Foreign Affairs||+886-2-2348-2999|
|General Inquiry|| |
|Freeway Condition Information||168|
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International Regional Code: +886-2 (Taipei)
Drinking water served at hotels and restaurants is distilled or boiled. Tap water is suggested to be boiled before drinking.